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Allan Elementary Public Meetings Begin
Public meeting at Eastside Memorial tonight
"...With the odds of the Allan Campus in East Austin becoming an elementary looking slim..."

Oct. 16, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

What's Next for Allan Elementary?
IDEA was sent packing – now AISD and the neighborhood face the school's 'repurposed' future
"...Allan Elementary School is gone, and will not reopen as..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Allan Rising
The Allan Early Childhood Center is home to a flourishing collection of nonprofits
"...Austin Independent School District handed the beloved but under-enrolled Allan Elementary over to a charter school group in 2012,..."

Feb. 5, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Farewell to Allan
Eastside parents watch AISD and IDEA dismantle their neighborhood school
"...From Shady Lane, it looked like any elementary school festival. Children played in a bouncy castle or..."

June 1, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Farewell to the Allan Bulldog
Allan Elementary as we know it goes out with a final fling
"...Allan Elementary students, parents, and staff joined together on May..."

May 25, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

What Is Happening At Allan Is Heartbreaking
"...Dear Editor, Reading about what is happening at Allan Elementary School was heartbreaking [“Farewell to Allan,” News, June..."

June 6, 2012 Postmarks

Options for Allan: What & When?
"...laid out three groups of options for the former Allan Elementary campus. Each comes with potential costs and savings,..."

Oct. 4, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Allan, Fulmore No More
School district's effort to rename Confederate schools continues
"...Lively, who taught there for 25 years, and the Allan facility be renamed to Anita Ferrales Coy, a longtime..."

Oct. 12, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

AISD Struggling With Capacity
Redrawing all school boundaries inevitable, but not imminent
"...transfers and continued the process of opening their next elementary. However, these are Band Aids compared to the major..."

Dec. 20, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Meeting in the Rain
Eastside supporters gather outside Allan as board dithers
"...true part of AISD gathered in the rain at Allan Elementary, savaging the lack of transparency. Funny, considering even..."

Dec. 19, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

IDEA Opt-Out Deadline Friday
Last chance to avoid the Allan takeover
"...over the IDEA Public Schools takeover of Austin ISD's Allan Elementary – one affecting students, another hitting teachers –..."

Feb. 23, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Enrollment Stalling, IDEA Gets Magnetic
IDEA begins recruiting districtwide, magnet-style
"...Vertical Team. Now the district argues that the IDEA Allan campus is a new tool for dealing with overcrowding,..."

April 13, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

High School Stakes
Austin ISD election could shape a new direction for the district
"...facility master plan, the imposition of in-district charter IDEA Allan – that has shattered community faith in the administration...."

Oct. 5, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

IDEA Enrollment Numbers Fall Short
Charter school sits at 93% capacity
"...IDEA Allan, the Austin Independent School District's controversial in-district charter school,..."

Sept. 21, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

IDEA Still Hunting Enrollment
Students opting out of new charter school in favor of existing AISD schools
"...its first boots on the ground will be at Allan Elementary, a campus rated academically acceptable by the Texas..."

March 23, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Explores Its Options
AISD has at least 10 properties it could be making better use of
"...there are existing buildings that are underutilized: the former Allan Elementary, the former Baker Junior High (now a teacher..."

April 8, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD: Matching Buildings to Kids, or Vice Versa?
AISD aims to resolve under- and overcrowding issues with its facilities master plan
"...campuses. MGT's study took note of "underutilized" schools like Allan Elementary – which ran at 45% of permanent capacity..."

Sept. 24, 2010 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Three Plans for Four Eastside Schools
Four schools, three very different plans
"...someone who says, 'What, this is a single-sex school?'" Allan Elementary..."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD to Consider Charters and Communities Tonight
Agenda a complex dance between trustees, neighborhoods and employees
"...– Approving the campus-initiated in-district charter at Travis Heights Elementary School – Fine Arts Program - Any Given Child..."

Dec. 17, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Timeline of Key Changes
A decade of changes in Eastside schools
"...1916 John T. Allan Junior High opens...."

Feb. 7, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

After Carstarphen, What Then?
Austin ISD enters a new era, searching for a road map
"...she said during a recent visit to Atlanta's Hope-Hill Elementary, before adding, "Be careful what you ask for, because..."

April 18, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Austin ISD Still Stymied by Confederate Names
A school by any other name ...
"...26, trustees approved a motion to rename the former Allan Elementary School after Anita Ferrales Coy, who worked as..."

Nov. 30, 2018 News Feature by Austin Sanders

An IDEA Whose Time Has Passed?
The AISD board contemplates terminating its contract with IDEA Public Schools
"...trustees voted 6-3 in 2010 to let IDEA run Allan Elementary, which currently hosts grades K-2 and 6. The..."

Dec. 7, 2012 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Top 10 Education Stories
Mack Brown, Meria Carstarphen, and the rest of the gang
"...canceled its contract with IDEA Public Schools to run Allan Elementary as a charter school, the private group relocated..."

Jan. 3, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

AISD Cancels IDEA Contract
Trustees split 5-4 but Allan heads back to community
"...Responsive Education Solutions at Travis and Lanier, and IDEA Allan. Now they still have two, but IDEA Public Schools..."

Dec. 18, 2012 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Point Austin: Cart Arrives ... Horse Expected Soon
School district's IDEA project bereft of actual ideas
"...students to be directly affected by IDEA's arrival at Allan Elementary next fall. Had the district been trying to..."

Dec. 23, 2011 News Column by Michael King

12 Questions for AISD
Before trustees vote on IDEA, some questions we'd like answering
"...4.30pm, where parents will be gathering to march to Allan Elementary before traveling en masse to the board room..."

Dec. 12, 2011 News Post by Richard Whittaker

AISD Sued Over Eastside Planning Transparency
Suit by former campus committee member alleges open records law broken
"...the team over the private charter group, starting with Allan Elementary. After a ballot box purge last November, the..."

March 27, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Not Everyone Keen on Charter IDEA
AISD considers partnership with charter school program
"...convert East­side Memorial High School at the Johnston Campus, Allan Elementary, and potentially Martin Middle School into an in-district..."

Nov. 11, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...Austin and teach at one of the shrinking schools, Allan Elementary ["Shrinking Schools," News, May 20]. I have taught..."

June 3, 2005 Column

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